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What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

26 August 2020

Westminster tweaked the guidance for face coverings in England’s schools on Tuesday evening.


Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

26 August 2020

Laser lights are able to bend tiny legs to make make them move on surfaces, researchers claim.


‘Potential’ for face masks in Welsh schools, Mark Drakeford says

‘Potential’ for face masks in Welsh schools, Mark Drakeford says

‘Potential’ for face masks in Welsh schools, Mark Drakeford says

26 August 2020

The First Minister said the Welsh Government is in discussion with a number of bodies.


Schools’ Covid-19 measures ‘a balancing act’, says headteacher

Schools’ Covid-19 measures ‘a balancing act’, says headteacher

Schools’ Covid-19 measures ‘a balancing act’, says headteacher

26 August 2020

Pupils at Manor High School, Leicestershire, are among the first in England going back to class after the summer break.


Celebrity personal trainer spotted jogging with Prime Minister in London

Celebrity personal trainer spotted jogging with Prime Minister in London

Celebrity personal trainer spotted jogging with Prime Minister in London

26 August 2020

Fitness guru Harry Jameson was seen running alongside Boris Johnson.


Researcher stumbles over 166 million-year-old dinosaur bone

Researcher stumbles over 166 million-year-old dinosaur bone

Researcher stumbles over 166 million-year-old dinosaur bone

26 August 2020

The bone dates to the Middle Jurassic period and is just over half a metre long.


Sturgeon’s sadness at Mercy Baguma’s death, as UK minister deflects questions

Sturgeon’s sadness at Mercy Baguma’s death, as UK minister deflects questions

Sturgeon’s sadness at Mercy Baguma’s death, as UK minister deflects questions

26 August 2020

Nicola Sturgeon said the ‘deeply inhumane’ asylum system needs wholesale reform after Mercy Baguma was found dead next to her starving baby.


Where George, Meghan and Archie rank among popular baby names

Where George, Meghan and Archie rank among popular baby names

Where George, Meghan and Archie rank among popular baby names

26 August 2020

Figures from the Office for National Statistics were released on Wednesday.


Czech Republic nears threshold for triggering UK quarantine rules

Czech Republic nears threshold for triggering UK quarantine rules

Czech Republic nears threshold for triggering UK quarantine rules

26 August 2020

Switzerland is already over the threshold.


Rallying call to public to join large Covid-19 study

Rallying call to public to join large Covid-19 study

Rallying call to public to join large Covid-19 study

26 August 2020

Officials hope that new participants will join the study which tracks levels of the new coronavirus in the population.


‘Finger-sized’ red panda cub born at Whipsnade Zoo

‘Finger-sized’ red panda cub born at Whipsnade Zoo

‘Finger-sized’ red panda cub born at Whipsnade Zoo

26 August 2020

The youngster will be named once vets have determined its gender at its first health check.


‘Substantial’ number of people to change lifestyle after pandemic ends – study

‘Substantial’ number of people to change lifestyle after pandemic ends – study

‘Substantial’ number of people to change lifestyle after pandemic ends – study

26 August 2020

Research by UCL found only 10% of people plan to return to living exactly as they did before Covid-19.


Johnson acknowledges stress caused by ‘mutant’ exam results algorithm

Johnson acknowledges stress caused by ‘mutant’ exam results algorithm

Johnson acknowledges stress caused by ‘mutant’ exam results algorithm

26 August 2020

The Prime Minister said pupils’ results had almost been derailed before the Government was forced into a U-turn.


Unique clusters of type 2 diabetes identified in Indians

Unique clusters of type 2 diabetes identified in Indians

Unique clusters of type 2 diabetes identified in Indians

26 August 2020

Researchers said that classifying Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes into phenotypic clusters could help in predicting the risk of complications.


12m drivers due to embark on bank holiday getaway

12m drivers due to embark on bank holiday getaway

12m drivers due to embark on bank holiday getaway

26 August 2020

An AA poll of 16,500 motorists indicated that 37% will hit the road for a leisure trip between Friday and Monday.


‘Brave’ boy, 5, dials number on toy ambulance after finding mum unconscious

‘Brave’ boy, 5, dials number on toy ambulance after finding mum unconscious

‘Brave’ boy, 5, dials number on toy ambulance after finding mum unconscious

26 August 2020

Josh, from Telford, dialled 112 after his mum slipped into a diabetic coma.


Flat-faced dogs remain popular despite health problems, study finds

Flat-faced dogs remain popular despite health problems, study finds

Flat-faced dogs remain popular despite health problems, study finds

26 August 2020

Research suggest 93% of owners of flat-faced dogs would opt for the same kind of pet again in the future.


Chilly outlook for bank holiday after 81mph Storm Francis winds

Chilly outlook for bank holiday after 81mph Storm Francis winds

Chilly outlook for bank holiday after 81mph Storm Francis winds

26 August 2020

Forecasters say from Friday night onwards, many places will struggle to get temperatures that are in the double digits.


Sarah Harding: From reality TV to the world stage with Girls Aloud

Sarah Harding: From reality TV to the world stage with Girls Aloud

Sarah Harding: From reality TV to the world stage with Girls Aloud

26 August 2020

The 38-year-old has enjoyed a varied career in music, acting and television.


Von der Leyen ‘taking note’ of claims Phil Hogan broke Irish lockdown rules

Von der Leyen ‘taking note’ of claims Phil Hogan broke Irish lockdown rules

Von der Leyen ‘taking note’ of claims Phil Hogan broke Irish lockdown rules

26 August 2020

Mr Hogan maintains he obeyed regulations when he flew black to Ireland from Belgium.


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